Lexapro dosage ocd

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Avatar m tn I have had OCD for a long time in my life. I have been on Lexapro for about 2 years now. I have recently been on 40 mg of Lexapro and have felt alright but not my full potential. My Dr. put me on 60 mg of Lexapro to see if this helps. I have had no side effects from this drug and that's why she is willing to go so high. My question is since I have been on this drug for about 2 years, how long will it take after upping the dosage for me to see an improvement????
Avatar m tn I am on 20mg of Lexapro (switched from Celexa)for about 2 months now. I dont feel like its working too great as I still have some intrusive thoughts and also I feel like it makes me tired (sometimes insomnia), and gain weight. Would Wellbutrin be a good idea to ask my doctor about? How does it compare to Lexapro in terms of success rate and other factors?
Avatar f tn I've been on 10 mg. of Lexapro for a little over a year now, and I think it has helped me with my depression and OCD. Of course, everyone is different, so your results may vary. I've never had a weight problem, so that was not an issue for me. Also, I've been on other AD's such as Paxil, Zoloft, and Effexor, but the Lexapro seems to have fewer side effects. The only side effect that seems to slow me down is the fatigue, but I had this with the other AD's as well.
Avatar f tn Like most medicines, I had to up the dosage (eventually) and capped it around the typical bipolar dosage of 200mg. I think I started on like 25mg or 50mg. All in all, I recommend bringing up Buspar. I had never heard of it until I told my p-doc I wanted something for anxiety that wasn't going to be a problem as a 'drug abuse' type deal. She told me Buspar (buspirone) was the only medication that was produced specifically to treat anxiety.
Avatar f tn I have OCD and started Lexapro about 5 years ago. I have been on 20mg and recently was moved up to 30mg because my OCD worrying came back again. Can you get anxiety from increasing the dosage?
Avatar f tn My anxiety is so bad which hasn’t happened since my lexapro kicked in. I’ve been on Lexapro for 7 months and I’m on the lowest dosage. Should I up my dosage and continue to practice exposures or am I genuinely gay?
Avatar m tn You said you were feeling good on 100mg of Zoloft. Why did your doctor increase your dosage? I'm on a low dosage of Lexapro (no side effects other than weight gain) and I told my doctor that I'd like to stay at this dosage and see if I stay on an even keel (which I have). As far as insomnia, are you getting regular vigorous exercise? I've been trying to exercise daily and have found that it really helps with sleep.
Avatar f tn 4 years ago I had my first phase of depression and anxiety and I have been on lexapro 10mg and xanax .25mg each morning since. 2 month ago I asked my doctor to reduce the lexapro because I was totally happy and over the depression. I went down to 5mg and I also took some diet pills 2 months after reducing the dose and the combination of these pushed my over the edge and the depression is back. my doctor increased the dose to 20mg of lexapro ans .75 xanax when necessary .
Avatar m tn My wife has mild OCD and has problems with obsessisive thoughts, perfectionist tendencies and mood swings. We're looking for some advice on medications that are known to be effective in treating these symptoms. She's been on Effexor for a couple of years which has been tremendously successful but she had to stop taking it recently, (due to it causing high blood pressure), and we discovered the dark, ugly side of this medication.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with OCD when I was 9. I have been on Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro and now Citalopram for 16 years. At this point the citalopram doesn't seem to be working anymore. I have increased my dosage to 80mg a day and have added xanax about .5 mg 2 to 3 times a day about 1 month ago. I am very depressed and I'm worried about forgetting things. I'm worried about getting alheizmers disease. I need to go to see a neurologist and have some tests done.
Avatar f tn For those of you who take Lexapro for OCD, what dose are you on? How long did it take to work? I was on Paxil for almost 7 years for anxiety, but as I came off of it, it seems I have OCD. I am down to 5mgs of Paxil while I have slowly started Lexapro. I was at 2.5 for a week, then 5mg, then 7.5 and just started at 10mg. Once I have been at 10 for a week, I am going to continue my taper off Paxil.
9669583 tn?1437708663 Hey guys, I'm 19 and I have had a very traumatizing experience recently. I was scarred about contracting HIV from a no risk situation (receiving oral, not giving) and the truth is, I couldn't accept it was no risk. I've tested literally 8 times since August. I just got my most recent test back today and again it's negative. My mind knows it's not there; I'm looking for something that's not there but I can't accept it.
Avatar m tn Lexapro is good. I'm OCD/ Bioplar too! And Lexapro works really well for me.
Avatar n tn You have to be sure of what you have because my Lexapro is for OCD and one of my therapist has not fully tested me to see if I actually have a trauma disorder. So go through the proper testing (psychological) before trying too many meds. I ended up with Lexapro after 5 previous that did nothing; I would list them but that may not be appropriate seeing as they may work for you.
Avatar n tn First of all are you diagnosed with depression? Anti-ocd medications are anti-depressents as well. Find out your exact diagnosis and exactly why the medications are prescribed. Ask your psychiatrist that. If they think you have depression they will tell you why. And you can discuss it with them. As for the medications you discussed I believe the first is Anafranil by brand name right? That is the earliest SSRI anti-depressent which are also used to treat ocd.
Avatar m tn What is the dosage? Who put you on it, primary care doc or a specialist? The reason I ask all the questions is I am curious about the usage. I have GAD and panic attacks but also tonic clonic seizures and mirages which is what it's intended for, however I have seen more and more neurologist using it to treat GAD and other panic type disorders.
2102085 tn?1350866645 5mg of clonazepam (as needed, but lately i take it every night!) my p-doc had increased my dosage of Lexapro from 10 to 15mg when I explained these symptoms. They are so severe I would take a wave of panic attack instead any day! After a few days of the increased Lexapro dosage the severity of my nausea and brain discomfort increased as well. It was miserable. So, through my own trial and error I skipped a dose and my symptoms decreased! Could it be possible my Lexapro was making me ill?
Avatar m tn Have you started tapering down your dosage per your doctor's instructions? Just make sure you are not adjusting dosage or quitting it without talking to your doctor first; just ensure you follow his/her instructions. Doing it on your own can cause many unpleasant symptoms that you would not really have to endure if you take it as prescribed.
Avatar m tn Sad is right. Hey you...how you doing btw girlie??? And...also. it is good to mention, like sad also said...that it is very important to ALWAYS check with your doc before taking any new meds.....even natural supplements. A lot of people do not think of them as they would a "prescription"...but drug interactions and problems are just as real. I would stay away from the aminos while on Lexapro....
Avatar f tn I was switched from a Wellbutrin/Lexapro combo to the Wellbutrin/Zoloft combo due to the fact that I had been on Lexapro for over 3 years and it stopped working. I have OCD, GAD, and depression. I take the Wellbutrin to help with the side effects of weight gain and loss of libido. Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn This is where one keeps doing something repeatedly, like handwashing, cleaning, checking locks, etc. People with OCD often have ADHD as well. Lexapro can calm you and help you concentrate, but it doesn't sound like it's working for you. Don't stop this medication abruptly due to withdrawal, instead seek out a psychiatrist for a proper diagnosis and he can refer you to the necessary therapist or psychologist. Between medication and therapy, you can see results rather quickly.
2102085 tn?1350866645 I am currently on 10mg of Lexapro and Portia birth control. I was thinking of either increasing my Lexapro dosage or trying something else. I had a pretty serious adverse reaction to Venlafaxine in the past, so switching meds scares me a bit. I was also thinking of going off of my birth control to see if that helps... but it could also make me even moodier! And lastly, I made an appointment with an ENT doctor to see if I am suffering from an inner ear disorder.
Avatar f tn I have taken 40mg. Lexapro and 2 Zanaz daily for OCD. Before drug therapy suffered from teribly panic attacks and suffered from the typical OCD symptoms. I have been taking Lexapro and other antidpressants for about 10 years. My OCD has been under control along with the Zanaz. The problem is I go not get any REM sleep. I had a sleep study last year and was diagnosed with restless leg syndrom.